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2019 Surry County Bee School

Surry County Beekeepers will be presenting a Bee School for beginning beekeepers. Classes will include:

  • Introduction to beekeeping
  • The colony, organization, and life cycle of the honeybee
  • Equipment needed to get started
  • How to assemble equipment
  • Seasonal hive management of the colonies
  • Pests and diseases of the bees
  • Harvesting and processing honey and other hive products
  • A field day to work with the bees

The Bee School will be held every Monday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. beginning February 4 and running until March 11 at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Surry County Center (915 E. Atkins Street, Dobson). The cost of the Bee School is $20 per individual. Participants may purchase the book “The Beekeeper’s Handbook, 4th Edition” by Diana Sammataro for an additional $25. Refreshments will be provided, and students joining the Surry County Beekeepers Association may enter a drawing for a hive (excluding bees)!

Registration is required. To register, please call 336-401-8025 or click here. To check for more updates on the Bee School and the Surry County Beekeepers Association, please visit:

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